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." -- please tax me more." we have gotten so desperate in this area that we are talking about, perhaps because we cannot make a policy decision on this and have not since the early 1990's on the federal level, maybe we need to go to indexing of the fuel tax. >> you are talking like infrastructure, not to pay for subsidies, right? >> what we need is more infrastructure, and that is a public good, and it needs to be paid for, and generally with tax revenues. i do not think anybody is faulting that. i think it is sold that we need higher fuel tax, and we can use that either to reduce the deficit or to pay for something else. it was designed -- or intended -- whether it has done so successfully or not, it was done to pay for infrastructure. >> absolutely. we are not real happy about that. >> john, what are you hoping for next week? >> for some reason, i have not been consulted on that. the president in the campaign said he was 4 and all of the above energy policy, so let's have some announcements that support that -- he was for an " all of the above" energy policy. let's move forward with the thin
is there that he put spending cuts on the table. he asked them for them to be paired with tax increases as well. there is more good will than people realize. more agreement that we have such a big budget problem that will we're going to fire on all cylinders. we have to cut spending. frankly, we have raise more revenue. >> you're listening to the california program and our speakers are economic experts. we are discussing national, regional, and global economic challenges. you can find video online. there's a series of questions around employment and job growth. what what is your outlook on job growth? >> i will start. i think -- i will say i was here last year and i'm more optimistic this year than last year. we made a significant amount of progress. it looks like housing prices have started to turn the corner. if you look at household balance sheets we see that consumers have paid down that debt that weighed on them. i think there are reasons to be optimistic. i am fairly optimistic. i think we still have things weighing on us. i think the concern about, are we going to shoot ourselves in the
've come to the u.s. to be productive, tax-paying members of our civil society and to attain the american dream. unfortunately immigrants of the african area like so many groups around the world are dealing with backlogged immigration processes. families being ripped apart, falling out of status because they have aged out of the legal immigration process. racial and status discrimination, unfair criminal aggravated felony laws, depour tration processes that violate -- deportation processes that violate rights and insecure and prohibitive student visa programs, limited access to work permits and much, much more. you see, many immigrants arrive on our shores during a time of their lives when they are the most productive. any delay in processing these individuals, in bringing them to the floor, deny us the opportunity to access their talent, their skill and their ability in the prime of their lives. additionally african-americans, those descendents of the slave trade, whom i fondly call long-time stakeholders of this nation, have been affected by the broken system as well. working class amer
are a tax advisory firm. financial advisory services. in our business, since our product -- we are a product company, our business is people with knowledge, ideas, innovation, helping clients solve their most challenging management and technology problems from a round the world. we have people who have deep expertise that we need to deploy in a quick manner. timing and speed is everything. within our brought workforce, our large u.s. work force, we complement our u.s. work force with farm workers, and mobility is important. we hire people from college campuses on these is. we use immigrant visas as well and green cards. also people wanting to become citizens. we also use -- we look at people who have expertise in specialized knowledge that we need to bring into the united states. we leverage other non-immigrants as well, but it is a matter of leverage in those to insure our clients receive the most timely , modern, and technology and process, so they can innovate as best they can. we know the statistics about 20% of companies in the u.s. had emigrant founders. 40% of the fortune 500 were fou
of this need rely on limitations on consumer choice or tax hikes. we can take a long look at existing policies, reform them -- they need to be reformed -- and wind up in a far better place within a relatively short period of time. there is a lot we can do. but the question is, whether or not we will actually do it. are we going to push ourselves to do this? are we going to believe that we really can? abundant energy is absolutely possible. there have already been signs of it becoming a reality. technological breakthroughs have lower the cost of producing previously economic supplies. new technologies are making these clean energy sources -- again, the sources that have less environmental impact then there must likely alternatives. they are increasingly competitive, enabling energy efficiency to continue to improve, which is all good. throughout the economy, diversification of energy and natural resource supply is clearly apparent. and we can expect this trend to continue as electricity and natural gas among other alternative fuels as the continue to take hold. and the need to have more secure
campaigned on the suicide mission to reform medicare end to do tax reform. every town hall, every rotary, chamber meeting. i would talk about those things and those two things only. guaranteed political suicide. we can do this. >> in answer to that question, what will we do to get washington to do with the fiscal challenge? there were some business leaders and alan greenspan was there. he said what are you going to do something on this fiscal challenge? are you going to do it before or after the bond market crashes and it will crash. he is not known for hyperbole. and it struck me that the former chair of the federal reserve is saying you are facing an impending crisis and you will need to deal with that. the question is will you deal with it before it hits or after? the answer to that is it is part of the reason why i'm involved with this group. i want to deal with the problem before it comes a crisis and we need to make sure we build relationships and the trust necessary to find the solutions now. it will be too late when there is a crash. i'm afraid these problems will become too big
managers to keep a loophole in the tax code that results in them paying a vastly lower tax rate than most of us in this room, and most every average american out there. that is a balanced approach that is broadly supported by the american people, and irresponsible way to reduce our deficit. it was endorsed by several bipartisan commissions who have addressed with their own proposals the fiscal challenges we face. the president absolutely intends to put forward, as he continues negotiations with congress -- this was the prior to the primary subject of debate in last year's election. the american people were pretty clear about which approached the preferred. steve? >> 43 republican senators signed a letter to the president today, saying they would block any nominee for the consumer financial protection bureau, unless you change the law, the same stance they had in the last congress. i wonder if you have any reaction. >> it is unfortunate that a minority of the u.s. senate continues to oppose the implementation of wall street reform designed to protect the american taxpayer from the kind of
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